Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Hosts Columbus Park Fall Festival
Free Family Fun Day in the Park!

WHAT: Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Hosts Columbus Park Fall Festival

WHEN: Monday, October 12, 2015    11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
11:45 a.m.  Line up and be part of the Kids’ Parade through the park
Noon          Ceremony at the statue of Christopher Columbus
12:15 p.m.  The fun and games begin and include visiting with the Stilt Walker and Mickey Mouse, Big Joe the Storyteller, Peter O’Malley the Magician, Jim the Bubble Guy, the Aquarium Tidepool, NEMPAC’s Craft table and more!

WHERE: Christopher Columbus Park, 100 Atlantic Ave., Boston, Mass.

On Monday, October 12, 2015, the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park (FOCCP) will host a day of family-friendly events that begins with a parade through the park at noon and includes a variety of free entertainment and games.

“This Columbus Day celebration has been an annual event since 2009,” says event chair and FOCCP Vice President Ann Babbitt. “Children love walking in the parade through the park!  It’s a great time for North End and Waterfront families and those who visit the Park on Columbus Day.”

The entertainment, including a magician, storyteller, games, will begin after a children’s parade through the Park and ceremony at the statue.  The event is free to all thanks to the generous support of Al Dente Ristorante, Benevento’s, Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston PushCart, CL Waterfront Properties LLC, Joe’s American Bar and Grill, and Tia’s Restaurant. The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will participate with musicians, singers, and fun art projects.

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park ( is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization comprised of North End and Waterfront neighbors and business owners who work together to maintain and enhance the Park and to sponsor special events in the Park.


The current officers FOCCP are Joanne Hayes-Rines (President), Ann Babbitt (Vice President), Audrey Tortolani (Treasurer) and Patricia Thiboutot (Clerk).  Board members are Joe Bono, Ford Cavallari, Beverly Knight, Susanne Lavoie, Robyn Reed, Patricia Sabbey and Christina Sperry.

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